School and math has not changed with time. This article describes a film that addresses the origins of today's educational system. In doing so, the reasons for change became apparent with today's society. The school in the film may not be the answer for everyone, but it is incredibly though provoking.
Freakonomics radio hits on so many different topics in their many broadcasts. Math is always interwoven. In this podcast, though, the topic is not specific to math classes but to what is happening in schools today and why the picture is bigger than just the teachers in the schools.
There is so much negativity about the Common Core in the news that it is refreshing to see a positive side presented. The common core has changed not only what I teach in my classroom, but also how I teach. My expectations of students is higher and the level of understanding is also higher. I see the common core is a plus for both teachers and students.
In this article, Jordan Shapiro, writer of education and game based learning, interviews Keith Devlin, NPR Math guy and learning game and app developer, from Stanford. Keith discusses why there is such a great need for math education to change and how to begin to take the appropriate steps to make it happen.
Dan Meyer highlights everything that needs to change in math classes today in order for our students to be successful. As a former classroom teacher, he has been on the front line of education and is willing to make bold, brave statements about what should and should not be happening inside today's classes.